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Jakarta Post

Workers told to improve as digital tech steams ahead

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 6 2019   /  12:45 am

New skills are crucial to prepare Indonesia’s workforce for the rise of the digital economy, as more and more companies roll out training programs to address skillset gaps in the country.Approximately 10 million novel jobs will emerge by 2030, according to Vivek Lath, associate partner with the local arm of United States consulting firm McKinsey & Company. More jobs would be created than lost should the country engage in an upskilling process, he said.“Approximately 10 million [new] jobs could be created [that do] not exist right now across different sectors. Digital talents would become more and more important [for companies],” Lath said during a discussion held by The Jakarta Post in collaboration with on-demand services start-up Gojek in Jakarta on Thursday.Lath said several countries, including Singapore, had implemented best practices to encourage their citizens to gain di...